Visit Aurora welcomes Brian-Douglas S. Stanwood as Group Sales Manager

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Visit Aurora has been growing its team of industry experts with new editions to their staff. Brian-Douglas S. Stanwood has been welcomed as the new group sales manager, playing a major role in furthering Visit Aurora’s mission to strengthen its reputation as a meetings destination.

“Brian-Douglas comes to us from a long career in hospitality, meetings, and conventions,” said Bruce Dalton, Visit Aurora president and CEO. “His prior experience in Colorado market is invaluable for serving metro-Denver clients. He’s a great addition to our sales team,” said Dalton.

Stanwood will identify and connect with meeting, convention, and association planners to drive overnight visitors to the city. “I’ve experienced first-hand the shift in Colorado’s hospitality industry and I can say without a doubt, Aurora is truly a destination on the rise,” said Stanwood. “With the introduction of the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center in 2018, we’re continuing to gain ground in Colorado’s growing meetings market.”

Stanwood’s passion for hospitality brings fifteen years of experience, including work at Event Travel Management, Renaissance Denver Hotel, Cheyenne Mountain Resort and Visit Denver.

Visit Aurora continues to expand and enhance positive presence in the meetings industry while also remaining a destination for leisure or business travel.

The Ritz-Carlton, Denver has announced Tabish Siddiquie as its new General Manager. Over 20 years, Siddiquie has honed his hospitality skills around the world and will now oversee daily operations for the hotel’s various divisions. He will head finance, sales and marketing, meetings and events, guestrooms, and the property’s prominent outlets ELWAY’S Downtown and The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Denver.

 

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to megan.gosch@tigeroak.com

Julie Branstrom was recently hired as the Director of Business Development for Cain Meetings & Incentives (CMI).

 

Bob Megazzini has been promoted to serve as Area General Manager for the JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek and the Courtyard by Marriott Denver Downtown hotels. With more than 30 years of experience, Megazzini held multiple leadership positions with Marriott International.